Has your pregnancy or the birth of your child brought you
sadness instead of joy?
Are you anxious? Have you been crying?
Are things different than you expected as a new mom?
Did things change after you became a new mom?
If so, you should seek professional help to determine if you have
postpartum or perinatal depression. (Perinatal depression refers
to depression experienced during pregnancy and up to a year after
the birth of the child). Postpartum depression and perinatal depression are often caused by hormonal changes due to the pregnancy.
Our staff is certified by Postpartum Support International in
assessing and providing counseling for perinatal depression and
can help. Proper medical care, supportive counseling and
education about perinatal or postpartum depression are all
important in parts of treatment.
If you are suffering from perinatal or postpartum depression you need to remember:
It's not your fault There is help With help you will get better
Relief from anxiety, stress and depression
Antoinette Peterson MSW, LMSW